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Rabbi Kahane not murdered by his 'own people'

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jun 21, 2014 at 20:59

Just to correct your statement that Rabbi Meir Kahane was 'murdered by his own people'.

In fact he was gunned down in cold blood by a terrorist with connections to the WTC terrorist attack. The significance with his murder was the refusal to call it terrorism and the inadequate investigation into the terror connections of Nosair, his Egyptian killer.

See here:https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/kahane.html

Two years later, in 1990, Kahane was assassinated in New York City. An Egyptian-born Arab was acquitted of the murder on technicalities but in 1995 was sentenced to a long term of imprisonment for his involvement in Muslim fundamentalist terror in New York in relation to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.


A Jordanian terrorist indicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and later freed by New York federal prosecutors, has been identified as the second gunman in the 1990 assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane. The admission came in a series of confessions by Egyptian El Sayyid Nosair, convicted in the murder. The new evidence uncovered by investigative reporter Peter Lance, also links Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda to the slaying.

The detailed confessions in which Nosair names Bilal Alkaisi, who worked at the al Farooq Mosque on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, are contained in a series of FBI 302 memos obtained by Lance. In addition to supplying details of the Kahane slaying, never previously made public, the 302's also recount an admission by Nosair that his original target, prior to gunning down Kahane was Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.


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